Author: kcaldwell2

April offers a special salute, but VCU values its volunteers daily

By Cynthia McMullen (M.A.’89/H&S) Established in 1991, National Volunteer Month — an annual event that pays tribute to the dedicated, caring people without whom many organizations could not exist — is celebrating its big 3-0. At VCU, “Alumni volunteers are the backbone of our alumni community,” says Elizabeth Bass (M.S.W.’03/SW), assistant vice president for alumni […]

Your @alumni.vcu.edu questions answered

This information applies only to alumni who graduated from VCU since 2009 with a Google @mymail.vcu.edu account. If you are impacted, you would have received an email from Doctor Gee. Will messages sent to my @vcu.edu and @mymail.vcu.edu email arrive in my @alumni.vcu.edu account? Yes, your current VCU email will be forwarded to your @alumni.vcu.edu […]

Alumna’s book helps preschoolers navigate the COVID-19 crisis

Sherri Rose (B.S.’75/N) spent a successful career as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner and hospice and palliative care nurse. Since retiring, she has become a writer and recently published the children’s book “The Teensy Weensy Virus.” She discusses what led her to write a book and how her nursing background has influenced her writing. Can […]

Adulting 101 Series

Whether you are gearing up to just begin your post-college journey or you are just in need of a few life skills refresher, this free webinar series, in partnership with the VACU Financial Success Center at VCU, gives you the life hacks you need in order to ADULT. Register online for one (or all!) of these webinars. […]

Paying it forward: Former mentee in the AAAC Mentoring Circle returns the rewards as a mentor

As a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University, Marcus Momon (B.S.’17/B) knew where he wanted to land in his career but wasn’t sure how his academic journey would get him there. The Leesburg, Virginia, native was studying business administration management in the School of Business but also had an interest in the business of sport leadership.  […]

Pitching for a new future: Entrepreneurial alumnus’s climate-friendly business wins VCU Alumni Pitch Competition

By Brelyn Powell Within a year of graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Elliot Roth (B.S.’15/En; Cert.’15/DVC) founded Spira Inc., a food technology company that creates replacements for artificial colorants and animal proteins in food, cosmetic and textile products using spirulina algae.  The Los Angeles-based company that Roth started in a garage in Richmond, Virginia, produces […]

Giving back to those who have given so much

VCU Military Student Services fund helps student veterans thrive on campus By Brelyn Powell After he earned his master’s degree in the VCU School of Business, Thomas Burton (M.B.A.’82/B) worked in finance for more than 25 years. Then, in 2010, he returned to campus to share his experiences in the field with undergraduate and graduate […]

Election 2020: What’s happening and what’s next?

This year’s election is like no other in modern history. Join alumni online Nov. 3 to watch the results roll in and then Nov. 5 for a discussion with experts to learn how this year’s events played a role in the outcome. What’s Happening? Election Night Watch Party Join VCU alumni and faculty for this virtual election event with real-time analysis […]

Social Justice-Injustice webinar series

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter and the VCU Alumni African American Alumni Council present a series of social justice panel discussions focused on spreading awareness and spawning conversations around topics of social justice and disparities concerning Black people and people of color. Follow the VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter Facebook page for updates. Legislative Action6 p.m. […]

VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter offers virtual fall events

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter offers a series of virtual panels to discuss topics ranging from social justice to financial wellness to women empowerment. Learn more and register below. Financial wellness webinars Charitable PlanningNoon- 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 For individuals who are charitably inclined, there are several strategies that will also help reduce their […]